711. The Acquitted and the Convicted

Matthew 25:33
Matthew 25:3333And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. (Matthew 25:33). He shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Some think there is a reference here to a custom in the Sanhedrin of putting the acquitted prisoners on the right of the president, and those who were convicted on his left. If so, the illustration of the text is derived from two customs; the separation of the two classes being taken from the shepherds, and their position from the Sanhedrin.